Vilma Jurkute

Vilma Jurkute

Director, Alserkal Avenue

Vilma is the Director of Dubai’s arts and culture neighbourhood, Alserkal Avenue, and has been instrumental to its evolution. She oversaw its physical expansion in 2015 as well as the inauguration of Concrete in 2017.  She launched Alserkal Programming in 2015, and Alserkal Residency in 2017, which have positioned Alserkal Avenue as an arts organisation and affirmed its commitment to the development of arts and culture in Dubai.

With a degree in International Business from Grenoble Graduate School of Business, Vilma has spent the last decade developing creative industries across New York, Chicago, London and Dubai, and has been a vocal supporter of growing a creative economy, and a strong advocate for its importance in social development and identity within the MENASA region.

On top of her position on the GCDN Advisory Board, Vilma is also a member of the advisory board for the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation. Vilma is currently pursuing an Executive MSc in Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Oxford, UK.